100

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Glossy, big-budget thriller that qualifies as the season's biggest and most rewarding surprise.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is one of the best movies of the year.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Modern film noir done with flair and commitment.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Seething, searing tragedy of unmannerliness.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Teasing drama whose relentless good-deed/bad-deed reversals are just interesting enough to make a sinner like me pray for an even more interesting, less symmetrical, less obviously cross-shaped creation.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
If it's not conventionally speedy, it is almost always gripping.
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63

Boston Globe

Banek is one of the more complex characters Affleck has attempted, but the performance comes off flat and uninvolving.
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60

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What these guys do for revenge during one hellish day in the Big Apple makes the panic room look like Barney's toy box. The film itself goes off the deep end way before the end credits.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A curious combination of strident preachment and smartly farcical thriller; it's heavy-handed and light-footed at the same time.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Gets too caught up in its escalating violence and strained-to-bursting moral subtexts. It's the blood of souls drenching the screen, and it's a hideous sight to behold.
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.